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Thursday Round-Up: Percy Harvin - "I'm feeling very, very good right now"
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, August 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Percy Harvin Healthier Than "Maybe Before College"
Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin met with the media following practice yesterday, revealing that the last time he felt this good entering a new season was before college.
"Just all my injuries I’ve had, a couple extra years or an extra year from last year let everything just heal up help that much more," Harvin said. "I think the biggest thing with me was my hip it was controlling a lot of the hamstrings, knee problems and things like that. My legs are just feeling how they are supposed to feel, it’s very fluent, very smooth, it’s all good."
Harvin was originally scheduled to participate every other day through training camp to ease the wear on the hip he had surgically repaired last offseason. But he's been able to stay on the field, stringing together consecutive days of important work with quarterback Russell Wilson and the No. 1 offense.
"The first two or three days I felt that I was in a rhythm and I told them I wanted to stay in rhythm and start putting my practices back to back," said Harvin. "I was recovering with no problem and as I kept going, the legs just kept getting fresher and fresher.
"Right now I’m feeling very, very good at where I’m at right now and I’m looking forward to the season."
Steve Ballmer, Floating Green Golf Challenge Champion
New L.A. Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was in attendance for Wednesday's Seahawks practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. He was one of five participants in the Floating Green Golf Challenge, a competition promoting this weekend's Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Ballmer beat out golf pro Fred Couples, Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, kicker Steven Hauschka, and tight end Cooper Helfet, landing two of his three strokes on a floating green off the shore of Lake Washington adjacent to the team's practice fields.
"I’m a random-number generator when it comes to golf swings and where the ball goes,” Ballmer said of his win. “I just feel glad.”
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who can't wait to hear you tomorrow night at CenturyLink Field.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth details how quarterback Russell Wilson reacts when things start getting chaotic on the field. Farnsworth also previews tomorrow night's preseason matchup between the Seahawks and Bears, which should see the team's starters playing for an extended period of time.
Left tackle Russell Okung is the fourth Seahawk to be unveiled on ESPN's countdown of the Top 100 offensive and defensive players of 2014, coming in at No. 65 on offense.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin weighs in on the team's competition at punt returner.
Doug Farrar of SI.com has his 2014 preview of the NFC West division, which Farrar believes the Seahawks are favored to win, pointing to improvements on the offensive side of the football.
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer, who coached current Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin at the University of Florida, believes Harvin is one of the best athletes to ever play the game.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune details the development of defensive end Greg Scruggs.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights the play and potential of rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com tells us how the Seahawks are utilizing defensive tackle Tony McDaniel's versatility.
And Chase Stuart of FiveThirtyEight.com wonders if the Seahawks defense and Denver Broncos offense can be as good as they were last season.
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